DDO Apparitions: What the heck was THAT?

Apparitions at ylab’s home at the David Dunlap Observatory are normally of the celestial variety – like the annual Perseid Meteor Shower event, coming up on August 11. Then there’s the odd maker and project appearing at our door, but we’re not as surprised as we used to be at those. Well, most of the time. Emphasis on...

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HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY YLAB!

Exactly one year ago today, on July 25, 2016, we held our kick-off maker event at Canada Robotix… and what a year it’s been! Our goal from the start has been to build tech community in York Region, and the community has welcomed us with open arms. Companies large and small have helped us out with loans of equipment, hosting of our events...

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No open house this week or next – event preparation, vacation

We’re open for members only this Wednesday July 20 as we’re a little short of people due to summer vacations, and those who are here are planning our Halloween project with the DDO. Next Wednesday, July 27, will be a little different – no general open house, but an information night for makers and hobbyists interested in showing...

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THIS IS HOW WE DDO IT – Maker Day – Sat Sept 10 at the DDO

It’s been almost a year since ylab’s kick off event, and we’re doing it again! We need makers to make it bigger and better! Info on the event here. Saturday, September 10 at the DDO. Maker exhibitor application here. Info session for potential exhibitors on Wed July 27 at the DDO. Register here. MORE TO COME.

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Lots of fun at the Toronto Maker Extravaganza – and some ylab news

The Toronto Maker Extravaganza at the Toronto Reference Library this weekend was another big success – and ylab was there. Nobody told us we couldn’t put up our banner. Until they did. Our contingent and display were organised by Ross and Pek, and staffed over the weekend by Ross, Jay, Brooke and Richard, with Pek volunteering with the...

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Ylab at Toronto Maker Extravaganza July 9-10

The Toronto Maker Festival’s Extravaganza is this weekend at the Toronto Reference Library – and ylab will be there! We’ll be in the maker spaces’ area. Come out and say hi. See what we’re up to with our other York Region friends at the David Dunlap Observatory and other groups. We’ll have some...

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AGM: Of Course We’d Like Fries With That!

Ten minutes ago, these were potatoes. Ylab held its first member’s Annual General Meeting on June 20 at the DDO. How do you get a bunch of makers to actually show up for a boring meeting? Hold a BBQ! Can we be any clearer that it’s a ylab BBQ event? July 25 is the anniversary of our first event, so it’s not quite a full year. Fiscal...

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Laser cutter class tested on ylab rats

Ylab members volunteered themselves to test out and be tested themselves in our first two formal classes since moving into the DDO – our Intro to 2D CAD, followed by our Ylab Laser Cutter Certification. No actual rats harmed by this laser cutting. Since we want a solid foundation to build-on, we used the free version of DraftSight, a CAD program...

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No Open House Wed Apr 13 – Laser Cutter Class

Open house is cancelled this week  – Wednesday April 13 – due to our members-only laser cutter class taking over the space. Ylab paid-up members are allowed to come in for whatever activity they normally do. Ylab’s laser cutter at work. What else would we cut?

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March 29: Qualcomm Hosting Next Ylab/North of 41 Event

Our last corporate event at Lenovo was such a success that we’re doing it again – and this time, Qualcomm Canada is hosting us. Breakfast with the CEOs: Innovation and Technology in the Cloud Come out and hear how three York Region companies have innovated to use cloud computing to create new  lines of business. These...

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